Sport Bay of Plenty

GO4it programme


KiwiSport consultation across Bay of Plenty recognised the need for a fundamental skills development programme for 5-10 year olds. In consultation with more than 50 education and sport & recreation specialists, the GO4it programme was created.

GO4it was launched in February 2011 with 22 schools throughout the Bay of Plenty region participating in the pilot year, spread across six core clusters around the region. There are now 43 schools in 2018 participating in the GO4it Programme.

Expressions of interest are now open for our 2021 programme.

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What is GO4it?

GO4it is a comprehensive fundamental skills programme that focuses on key skill sets that develop lifelong skills required to participate in sport and recreation for life.

This programme has a long-term physical literacy focus that delivers age appropriate activities throughout the whole school.

Go4it is co-ordinated by Sport Bay of Plenty and is delivered by our Physical Skills Educators. Go4it is easy to implement and is linked to the New Zealand Health and Physical Education Curriculum.

Unit Themes:


Three fundamental movement areas – stability, locomotive and manipulative.


Large balls, small balls and striking.


Invasion: Hockey, Netball, Basketball, Rugby League. Tapu ae, Soccer.

Net/Wall: Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton, Spike Ball, Squash.

Striking/Target: Softball, Cricket, Kickball, Frisbee.

GO4it consists of:

GO4it Programme

What do kids say about GO4it?


GO4it in action, with Waihi Beach School.

Teacher explaining warm-up game 'YMCA'.

'YMCA' in action.

Thinking Circles: Reflecting on learning goals.

Catching skills and giving feeback

Learning how to move into space.


Tips for Officials:

  • Place the safety and welfare of players above all else
  • Show concern and caution towards sick and injured players
  • Be impartial, consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions
  • Promote fair play and respect for the individuality of players
  • Avoid any situations which may lead to or be construed as a conflict of interest
  • Be a positive role model in behaviour and ensure your comments are positive and supportive
  • Always respect and support other officials
  • Keep up to date with the latest ‘Laws of the Game’, trends and principles of their application
  • Avoid conflict or confrontation with players, coaches, parents and spectators
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background

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x3 May 2016